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Sony HXR-MC1500P Shoulder-mount AVCHD Professional Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • 1920 x 1080 HD recording
  • Exmor R sensor
  • 32GB internal flash memory
  • Memory stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC card
  • Wide angle 29.8mm G-Lens with lens hood
  • 12x Optical / 160x Digital Zoom
  • Manual lens ring with assignable parameters
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
  • Up to 13 hours operating time
  • USB adapter
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Capturing moments in both HD as well as SD formats, superb visual quality is certain with proven features such as Sony’s state-of-the-art proprietary G-Lens and Exmor R™ CMOS sensor (up to 4 million pixels). The superior extreme wide angle optical G-lens provides wide capture mode of up to 29.8mm at 12x Optical / 160x Digital Zoom.

Sony’s Exmor R CMOS sensors have the ability to produce brilliant videos even in low light conditions. The new camcorder adopts a back-illuminated technology that enables the image sensor to utilize incident light more efficiently, reducing the amount of noise by approximately half. This helps users achieve rich image quality and smoother movement even during shooting in low light situations.

The HXR-MC1500 comes with Optical Steady Shot™ image stabilization (Active Mode) with 3-Way Shake Canceling feature to reduce the effects of hand shake in three directions – vertical and horizontal shake are corrected by optical image stabilization and the third, by way of electronic image stabilization which corrects lateral-roll shake. This advanced stabilization system results in brilliant, accurate and sharp video footage - even for fast-moving, on-the-go experiences.

This ergonomic shoulder mount offers professionals a sleek form factor ideal for weddings, news and corporate events. Aside from being lightweight, it is also light on the pocket, giving budget-conscious videographers more for less.

“Sony is responding to the trend towards total file-based production, and the release of HXRMC1500 has the potential to profoundly change the way content is created today. Sony is constantly on the pulse of what our customers need, and continues to provide cutting-edge technologies at attractive price points to suit them. As the leader in the high-definition camcorder category, Sony offers superior technology in its HD models, even at the entry level,” said Chris Grey, Head of Broadcast & Content Creation Solutions, Business & Professional Products Asia Pacific (BPPA), Sony Electronics Asia Pacific.

The HXR-MC1500 boasts a wide variety of functionalities to allow for hours of recording capacity to capture important moments, including the built-in 32GB flash memory, supporting simultaneous recording of up to 175 minutes in FX mode. Utilizing AVCHD format, it allows for highly efficient video compression that enables generous hours of high definition footage stored at good quality levels on a multitude of affordable consumer media including memory stick Pro Duo, SDXC and SD/SDHC cards.

Also available is the Direct Copy feature, which lets you transfer footage to external hard disk drives (USB2.0; under2TB, FAT32) via a USB cable, when connected to AC power, for PC-free back-up and archiving.

General

Mass
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup) 2.7 kg (5 lb 15 oz)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup, w/ Battery, w/Microphone, w/ Recording Media, ) 2.9 kg (6 lb 6 oz)

Dimension (W x H x D)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup) 255 × 232 × 456 mm (10 1/8 × 9 1/4× 18 inch)
(w/Hood, w/Eye Cup, w/ Battery, w/Microphone, w/ Recording Media, ) 255 × 234 × 464 mm (10 1/8 × 9 1/4 × 18 3/8 inch)

Power requirements

Power Requirements
(AC adaptor / Battery) 8.4 V / 7.2 V
Power consumption viewfinder - normal brightness (HD / SD) 3.4 W / 2.6 W
LCD - normal brightness (HD / SD)3.4 W / 2.6 W

Operating temperature

0 to +40 deg C (+32 to +104 deg F)
Storage temperature -20 to +60 deg C (-4 to +140 deg F)
Battery operating time Continuous recording time approx. 280 min (FH, LCD, NP-F570: fully charged batt.)

Recording format Video Format
HD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD)
SD MPEG-2 PS

Audio Format
HD Dolby Digital 2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz
SD Dolby Digital 2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz

Recording frame rate*1

AVCHD FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i / 16:9
AVCHD FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/50i / 16:9
AVCHD HQ (9 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50i / 16:9
AVCHD LP (5 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/50i / 16:9
MPEG2 SD HQ (9 Mbps) 720 x 576/50i / 16:9, 4:3

Recording/Playback time
175 min (2 h 55 m) with 32 GB Memory Stick PRO-HX Duo FX
(24 Mbps) Dolby Digital 2ch recording

Zoom ratio Sony G Lens, 12x (optical), 160x Digital Zoom

Focal length f = 2.9 to 34.8 mm (equivalent to f = 29.8 to 357.6 mm at 16:9 video and still mode, f = 27.4 to 328.8 mm at 4:3 still mode, f = 36.5 to 438.0 mm at 4:3 video mode on 35 mm lens)*2

Focus Full range auto / Manual

Image stabiliser Active / Standard / OFF selectable

Filter diameter 37 mm

Camera Section
Imaging device 1/4-inch type ExmorR CMOS with ClearVid pixel array
Pixel Gross: Approx.4200K Video Actual: Approx. 2650K (16:9)
Minimum illumination 3 lx (Low LUX mode, 1/25 shutter)
Shutter speed 1/6 - 1/10000 (Manual Shutter Speed Control)
Iris F1.8 - F3.4
Slow & Quick Motion function 200 fps (fixed) as Smooth Slow Rec *The picture quality is degraded.
(fps : Field per Sec.)
White balance Auto, outdoor (5800K), indoor (3200K), One-push (Touch panel)

Inputs/Outputs
Mic input Stereo mini jack (x 1) ø3.5 mm
A/V Output Pin Jack
Component Video Output Pin Jack
Remote Conector Stereo mini-minijack (ø2.5 mm)
USB USB device, Mini-AB/Hi-Speed (x 1)
Headphone output Stereo mini jack (x 1) ø3.5 mm
HDMI output HDMI connector (x 1)
Monitoring
Viewfinder 0.2 inch-type approx. 201 600 dots (300 x 224 x 3 [RGB]), 4:3 aspect ratio
Built-in LCD monitor 2.7 ClearPhoto LCD, approx. 230 400 dots (960 x 240), 16:9 aspect ratio
Microphone
2ch Stereo microphone
Recording Media
Internal Memory 32 GB
Type Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX*3
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card*

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Sony HXR-MC1500P Shoulder-mount AVCHD Professional Camcorder
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Lance

from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound
  • Great Zoom
  • Zoom range/performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Sony HXR-MC1500P Shoulder-mount AVCHD Professional Camcorder:

    Very good camera but needs larger lcd screen.
    Be good to be able to change the audio settings.
    Very easy to use.

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    4.0

    Jury Out

    By The Wedding Specialist

    from Perth WA

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Pros

    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Complicated To Operate
    • Poor Still Image

    Best Uses

    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Sony HXR-MC1500P Shoulder-mount AVCHD Professional Camcorder:

    Over all it's great value for money. Con's are, no control over audio input, not even a audio out level metering. So you need to use head phones.

    The Eye pice view finder does not come out far enough, so makes the whole feel unbalanced. The touch screen is far to small and complicated. Not good for over head shots.

    The still shot are way below par even after photo shop you would be lucky to get a decent 4x6 print. It looks the part, great as a 2nd camera, but certainly could not put it into the bracket of a professional camera.

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    • Q:

      Does it have a microphone input socket
      Asked on 27/11/2013 by Martin from Millicent. South Australia

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes it does. Please refer to the specification section of the product page.

        Answered on 28/11/2013 by Michael from Videoguys
    • Q:

      I notice a 'remote control' connector, is this so and is a remote available and what dose it control? also what price?
      Asked on 15/8/2013 by Tezza from Oakey, Qld

      1 answer

    • Q:

      What type of tripod mount does this unit use?
      Asked on 28/12/2012 by Lucas the Multimedia Consultant from Melbourne, Australia

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Standard 1/4" thread, as with most consumer, prosumer cameras.

        Answered on 4/1/2013 by Michael from Videoguys
    • Q:

      What is the aperture range of the lens?
      Asked on 27/12/2012 by Lucas the Multimedia Consultant from Melbourne, Australia

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Iris: F1.8 - F3.4

        Answered on 4/1/2013 by Michael from Videoguys
    • Q:

      How many SD card memory slots are there on the unit?
      Asked on 27/12/2012 by Lucas the Multimedia Consultant from Melbourne, Australia

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        One 1 (SD/Memory Stick Media)

        Answered on 4/1/2013 by Michael from Videoguys
    • Q:

      Are the focal lengths referring to the optical zoom capability of the unit or a combination of optical and digital?
      Asked on 27/12/2012 by Lucas the Multimedia Consultant from Melbourne, Australia

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Theses are optical: 12x G-Lens 29.8-357.6mm (35mm Equivalent, 16x9 mode), f/1.8-3.4

        Answered on 4/1/2013 by Michael from Videoguys
    • Q:

      Hi,
      Are tripod plates available for this camera ?
      Is the Sony Charger a "smart" charger ?
      Is the footage Final Cut Pro compatible
      Asked on 6/12/2012 by Topkat Tim from Hobart Tasmania

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        No. this is a consumer camera, hence only a 1/4" screw plat is available for it. The charger is only to charge the battery on the camera or run the camera off mains.. its not a smart charger. Yes the footage can be edited with final cut latest release.

        Answered on 7/12/2012 by Michael from Videoguys
    • Q:

      Can i fit a high zoom lense to this camcorder
      Asked on 30/7/2012 by pops from toowoomba

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    • Q:

      What is the difference between this camera and the HVR-HD1000P?
      Asked on 7/7/2012 by Robbo from Geelong

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The HVR-HD1000P is A tape based camera (HDV Mini DV), whilst the HXR-MC1500P is a Memory card (Memory stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC card) based camera.

        Answered on 8/7/2012 by Michael from Videoguys
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      can i connect accessories such as this light to it?
      http://www.videoguys.com.au/Shop/p/2057/sony-hvl-hl1-3w-video-flash-light-hvlhl1.html
      Asked on 14/6/2012 by azzdawg

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    What's in the box
    Sony HXR-MC1500P Shoulder-mount AVCHD Professional Camcorder
    • AC Adaptor [AC-L100]
    • Rechargeable Battery Pack [NP-F570]
    • Power cord
    • Microphone (Stereo) [ECM-PS1]
    • Wind Screen
    • Eyecup
    • Lens hood
    • Lens cap
    • Composite cable (RCA x3)
    • USB cable (mini-B)
    • USB Adaptor cable (for external HDD) [VMC-UAM1]
    • Application Software (CD-ROM)
    Sony HXR-MC1500P Shoulder-mount AVCHD Professional Camcorder
    • AC Adaptor [AC-L100]
    • Rechargeable Battery Pack [NP-F570]
    • Power cord
    • Microphone (Stereo) [ECM-PS1]
    • Wind Screen
    • Eyecup
    • Lens hood
    • Lens cap
    • Composite cable (RCA x3)
    • USB cable (mini-B)
    • USB Adaptor cable (for external HDD) [VMC-UAM1]
    • Application Software (CD-ROM)

    Required Accessories

    The following items are NOT included in the box.
     Sony HXR-MC1500P Shoulder-mount AVCHD Professional Camcorder
    Sandisk Extreme Pro 16GB 95MB/s SDHC UHS-I Memory Card
    Price: $77.00
    Inc GST
    IN STOCK

    Optional Accessories

    You may also be interested in the following items:
     Sony HXR-MC1500P Shoulder-mount AVCHD Professional Camcorder
    Sony NPF-970 Twin Pack batteries
    Price: $335.00
    Inc GST
    IN STOCK
     Sony HXR-MC1500P Shoulder-mount AVCHD Professional Camcorder
    Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System
    Price: $949.00
    Inc GST
    COMBO SAVER ITEM
    IN STOCK
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